from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plant whose stem does not produce woody, persistent tissue and generally dies back at the end of each growing season.
- n. Any of various often aromatic plants used especially in medicine or as seasoning.
- n. Slang Marijuana.
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- n. Any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavor or season food.
- n. Plant whose roots, leaves or seeds, etc. are used in medicine.
- n. Marijuana.
- n. A plant whose stem is not woody and does not persist beyond each growing season
In the parlance of herbal medicine, the term herb applies to any plant or plant part that is used to make medicinal preparations.
The word herb has usually been used to refer to any plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities.
It's funny how "herb" is the last thing that comes to mind when I see the word "pot" ... and how it is the first thing that you think of on seeing the same word.
This choice, seed-free herb is known as sinsemilla (Spanish for "without seed").
The inferior dope produced by criminal organizations typically contains stems, leaves and seedy buds and the rankest herb is combined with filler and pressed into bricks.
Practitioners take herbs that create symptoms superficially similar to those produced by a disease or ailment and then dilute them until nothing but water and a "memory" of the herb is left.
A comrade often received boxes full of the yellow-flowered mountain herb from his home in Siberia and would prepare and share a sweet-smelling tea from the root.
Pápalo or papaloquelite porophyllum ruderale: This distinctively pungent herb is usually eaten raw on cemitas - central Mexico's version of the hero sandwich - and is sometimes found in guacamole and salads.
I don't want to sound like a moron, but I think each herb is lovely and unique, and should be allowed to shine on its own.
The little Gulam went up to the hills this morning, and brought me the healing herb from a far-distant spot.